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Focal Point: Jill Quam, CID, Healthcare Interior Designer

Jill Quam, CID, is a healthcare interior designer at Wold. An industry veteran, she brings over 14 years of experience to the team. With a focus on senior living and healthcare projects, Jill is passionate about creating beautiful projects that encourage wellness, health and a better quality of life for residents and staff. Born and raised in Minnesota, her childhood love of reconfiguring her bedroom, sketching designs and space planning ignited her passion for design.

Jill’s design philosophy and inspiration

Jill derives design inspiration from environmental elements that evoke a range of emotions. She believes that a person’s experience of their environment is closely related to the quality of the design. Creating environments that are healing, comfortable and functional for patients, families and staff is extremely important. Throughout her years of visiting hospitals and senior living communities, she’s seen firsthand the impact design has all users of the space. How a space flows, adjacencies, design materials, lighting, even HVAC systems - they all matter and impact a person’s experience. Her collaborative team at Wold helps tie all these elements together to make each project successful.

"Creativity to me is taking the time to be thoughtful about a design problem and exploring ways to solve it to meet the needs of the user.”

What advice do you have for new professionals in the industry?
My biggest piece of advice is to develop and nurture relationships with other designers, architects, product reps, and other trades with which you interact. These mutually-beneficial connections serve as great resources throughout your career.

Family matters

Jill takes pride in being a mother of two wonderful, strong daughters - Madelyn (10) and Charleigh (7). Her greatest joy is watching them grow and discover the world. As a family, they enjoy painting, traveling, and spending quality time together.

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When you’re not working, what can we find you doing?
In my spare time, I enjoy tackling projects around my house, spending time with friends and family, and reading a good book with a delicious cup of coffee.

What are three words to describe yourself?

The three words that come to mind are organized, thoughtful, and determined.

What type of music is on your workplace playlist?

I like all types of music, but the 90’s are my go-to. Genre doesn’t matter - hip hop, rap, alternative rock - I’ll listen to it all!

What is one thing on your bucket list?

My sights are set on traveling to Sweden and Norway in the future.

Our Focal Point series provides a behind-the-scenes look at the talented team members who bring our work to life. Read previous focal points on Josh Ripplinger and Alison Andrews.

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